Sunday, 5 June 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 232

This is a scheduled post with my snippets card, a new Mr Linky for the coming week - and a new prize for the coming week as well.

As already said last week, I'm at 'teacher training' right now and will be doing a grand 'peek at the picks' round-up of last week (and this coming week) next Sunday, 12th June. At the same time, I'll also do the prize draws for last week and this coming week, so next week will be a bit of a bumper post!

I'll be around well before then but thought it best to keep to the routine of publishing the Playground results on a Sunday. Please note though, there's a new Mr Linky today and also a fresh prize to be won - so I hope you will find time to come and play on the swings. Parsnip is in charge and for a token fee is prepared to give you a push as well as turn a blind eye to any hooch etc. As Lynn (Linby) rightly said the other week - he really is a mercenary little bear! Which reminds me, I caught a few minutes of Lynn on Hochanda TV on Thursday and she's a blinkin' natural! Well done Lynn :)

So, here's my snippets card:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank, tent style

- patterned backing paper from LOTV's 'Up,Up and Away' paper pad, I cut into a fresh sheet for that layer - whimper! Trimmed it to just a smidgen smaller than the card front but didn't glue it in place just yet

- next I used a snippet strip of bright pink card to make a slightly wider band for across the centre of the main patterned sheet and punched one edge using a Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch before gluing a snippet strip of gingham patterned paper across the band

- then I glued the band in place across the patterned paper and trimmed it flush at either side once dry, just using scissors and cutting from the back to ensure a straight edge. Only then did I glue the whole panel onto the card front

- next I die cut the 'Love' word using a snippet of bright pink card and an Impressions Obsession's 'Love' die

- that gave me a guide for whereabouts on the snippet of the clouds backing paper I needed to stamp the image - which I stamped using Ranger 'Archival Black' ink and an Impression Obsession stamp called 'Girl Swinging'. That cloud paper is so precious now that LOTV no longer produce paper pads, I wasn't gonna take any chances!

- then trimmed the cloud/image layer and stuck the 'Love' die cut along the top and the left hand side

- stuck the image layer onto a backing of bright pink card and added it to the card front using thin sticky pads. Probably stating the obvious here but when doing this, if you have a thicker layer such as the punched band I have across the card, make sure you don't add sticky pads where they will sit on the slightly raised layer, otherwise your image could look a bit 'bulged'

- added three round black Josy Rose nail heads to the image panel and bright pink round and heart shaped Josy Rose nail heads at opposite corners of the card front

I really love this stamp, it sums up the Playground perfectly and is very likely to feature on some of the little cards I enclose with prizes. Best to whisper that really as Parsnip is likely to be a touch sensitive if he feels he's been supplanted in any way!

And the 'Love' die is likely to be a favourite here too, I really do love it! I've seen the girl swinging stamp used with trees and branches but (partly as I wanted this week's prize to have two items in it) I thought the little girl swinging underneath the heart shaped letter 'O' would fit nicely - as if she's swinging from it :)

Quelle surprise! This week's prize is, as usual, linked to my snippets make - it's an Impression Obsession 'Girl Swinging' wood mounted stamp and an Impression Obsession 'Love' die - just like I used above:

The Snippets Challenge will run for one week as usual and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 11th June. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day.

A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. If you're only interested in either the stamp or the die then please feel free to say so and if you win I'd do a further draw for whichever item you don't want. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.

Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :)

Wishing you all a lovely week, I hope you haven't run too wild and I'll be around to see your entries very soon!

Di and, of course, Parsnip the 'Super Hero', guarding things for me - as well as selling Linby's autograph on the sly!!

x

53 comments:

Greta said...

Hope the training is going well, Di! Your card is beautiful--love how you used the die for the girl to swing from! Missed entering my card last week--better get organized--haha! I'll play just for the die.

Lucy Woods said...

Aww so totally gorgeous Di!!
Lucy x

Jane said...

I LOVE this card Di, what a gorgeous stamp and she is fab swinging in the clouds from the O...brilliant! I know what you mean about the LOTV pads, they really were top notch.Hope teacher's training is not too tough.....there's a lot of giggling in the playground but my lips are sealed.....;0) Yes please to both the gorgeous prizes, back later to link up.The sunshine is back...enjoy xx

Kathyk said...

Been a while since I've been first to post my entry!!! Lovely sample and I'll say YES PLEASE this week, if I may.

Happy Snippet Sunday

Kathyk

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Di. Reminded me of when I was I child, playing on my swing in the garden. I used to sing as I was swinging, oblivious to the fact that my Mum, or everyone else, could hear me!

Hope the 'teacher training' is going well.

I'll be back later with my entry. I'll be a Yes Please for the lovely prizes this week. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Flying in quickly miss will decline both and just play for fun..
Mm, wondering about this teacher training malarky, just thinking it maybe you're all up too hijinks too, not just Parsnip :D
Shaz.x
{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Eve Maynard said...

Good morning Miss Di I hope that your teacher training is going well. At least you get a break from us lot - thoroughly deserved I say!!
Your card is simply beautiful and I love the cloud background with the bold black silhouette.
Just playing for fun this week thank you and I have raided my piggy bank to give to Parsnip for a go on the swings... definitely not for hooch though.... hick!!
Hugs Eve xx

Karenladd said...

Oh Di, I just love your adorable little card and what a clever way to use the LOVE sentiment as a perch for the swing. Hope your training week is going well and we
will be holding down the fort in the meantime. Yes please to this perfectly fun prize!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and I would love a chance of winning this week's great prize.
I hope you having a good time!
Kath x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Yet again a fantastic card and prize. Yes please to the chance to win if I am lucky. Just love that girl on the swing.

crafty hugs to you and Parsley x

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww... This swinging girl is so pretty!! Love this silouette! Fabulous card, very sweet and the dp are just perfect for the scene!! LOTV papers are my favourite, but there aren't bought yet... sigh :(
Love the detail of the pink strip on the middle, it's a wonderful detail!

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Di. Just love how the girl is swinging from the O of the Love. Still getting to grips with this new fangled Hotmail update. Can't find a darn thing and the screens are all looking different too. Hugs Mrs A.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever stamping Di, the papers are gorgeous too. I'ts a very pretty card, silhouette stamps seems to be the rage at the moment.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jane Willis said...

Oh, beautiful card, yes please to the super stash for making it! Hope the training is going well, today is a lovely day for it.
Now, I'm just going to very gently lay a trail of biscuits under Parsnip's nose so he'll toddle away and be far too busy munching to notice when we open the hooch......

Sue said...

Oooo what a lovely card Di it's beautiful and I love that stamp! hope the teacher training is going well ..at least we have some sunshine here today! huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

WHat an ideal make for the playground Di! I just love that stamp and die combination! Here's hoping you're having a good time at teacher training and we'll keep the playground operating smoothly until you return! Yes please to the draw this week.

Pat said...

A wonderfully creative card Di and I love the girl swinging from the die cut sentiment and the pretty LOTV papers are just perfect with that gorgeous pink. If I get my card in I will be a definite 'yes please' to the prize draw. x

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, You sound pretty busy with yourself hope all goes well another gorgeous card and that stamp and die is so beautiful gorgeous background and gems used too ....enjoy your day xx

Karen P said...

Love the stamp! Hope the teacher training is going well Miss and that Mr Len hasn't had you step into any pasties, lol, will be back later in the week with an entry. Have fun with the camping Karen x

scrAPpamondo said...

Yes please, I would play and enter in the draw, please!
Thanks for your weekly challenges! :)

scrappymo! said...

Hope you are having buckets of fun on your camping holiday!

Your card is lovely. That stamp is superb on the cloud paper. Brilliant idea! The die is great too.
You have made a wonderful card (as always) and I would love to be entered into the prize draw.

Lynn said...

A beautiful card Di, I really like the stamp and design. Hope you are not (ahem) working too hard on your 'teacher training'. I agree with you, Linby certainly put on a good show. I would really like to be included in the prize draw please. Lynn x
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SHartl said...

Your card is so fun and carefree! It reminds me of my two little girls who love to swing. Hope your teacher training is not too tough on you and that you breeze on through. Yes please to this adorable stamp and pretty die!

Jules said...

Hi Miss Di

I hope your teacher training is going well .. .. and you are making lots of notes for future reference! LOL!!!

Great card .. .. love the image and that fabby die.

Just playing for fun Di thanks.

Love Jules xx

LesleyG said...

Love how she swings from the love...great card, hope yo are having fun :) xxx

Kathleen said...

Well I hope you have learned a lot on your Teacher training days.
Love card and great image and dies but I am playing for fun again this week, I suppose it is because I am hit and miss in entering I feel dreadful asking to be included.
Have a lovely week.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Di, this is just the best Playground card ever! She really represents all of us!! Well done! I hope your teacher training is going well and you're not in need of waders!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Eemeli said...

Wow, that stamp is just fabulous-looking! Very lovely make for us to enjoy (and the lucky winner to find inspiration from). Yes please for both the prizes _IF_ I end up finding time to make something for the challenge this week (busy, busy, busy with work and golf, lol).

Have fun with teacher training.

Hugs,
Eemeli

SARN said...

Wheeeeeeeeeee! What a lovely Snippets Playground card . . . great colours, perfect stamping and die cutting. The card composition is BRILLIANT.

Looks like Jane and Linby (and a few others) have things under control while you're at Teacher Training.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Swissie said...

Wonderful card, Di!
And of course I want to play and be able to win that great prize ;)
All the best for you at Teacher Training!

Hugs, Liv
xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just adore silhouette stamps, and that die is adorable. Set that against the sky paper and you have pure perfection! That is one special card, Di. Yes please for the prize. Oh my, training! Best of luck with that!

NanaConnie said...

What a great use of that silhouette image, Di ! Wonderful sky and clouds. I love both the stamp and the die (being somewhat addicted to dies, myself ;-D) and am playing for either one or both.

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous card Di, I could feel your pain at using a precious sheet of LOTV paper but the end result is stunning! Hope the teacher training hasn't been too stressful. I'm playing just for fun this week, just popped over to see if Parsnip was OK. He does seem to be making quite a bit of pocket money from a quick go on the swings ....
Love Jacky x

Susanne Vargas said...

I finally made it back here! Playing just for fun.
Your card is lovely. Hope your teacher training goes well!

Cathy said...

Wonderful card Di, love the stamp and diecut so am playing along this week. Good luck with your training! Cathy x

Barb said...

A very pretty card Di. I have some cloud paper that I'm using sparingly too! Both the stamp and die are lovely and I'd love to be included to play for this super prize. Barbxx

Wanda said...

Beautiful card for the playground Di. I have just added my card and would love to play along for the prize.

Bonnie said...

I love how you've anchored the swing with the heart, Di! I used to love to swing! Maybe Parsnip will give me a big push so I can swing high like this!

Lady Joyful said...

Very sweet card Di, absolutely adorable! I'd very much like a chance at the prize please :)

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love this stamp. Yes, please for the prize.
Valerija xx

Karen P said...

I hope you training is going well Miss and you didn't have those storms today in those rotten tent things!
Too many memories of being a kid on holiday with my parents going down to Cornwall/Devon/Yorkshire and howling winds and rain have left this adult with a loathing of tenting holidays lol!
Yes please for the prize Di - love the card you created to inspire us Karen x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Playing at your playground after what seems ages! Count me in for the prize draw
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Theresa Krout said...

The artwork here is always fabulous! Great work ladies. I would like to enter for the prizes but even if I dont win the prizes, Im a winner for knowing you ladies! Thanks for the encouragement and all "the games" we play on the playground. It makes my heart fill with joy!

Theresa Krout said...

I totally love your card Di. The design with Love being what she is swinging from is brilliant! The paper and colors are adorable. Thanks for sharing this wonderful PLAYGROUND card!!

laurie said...

Oh my yes please! Love your card and awesome die!

meg said...

Great stamp and die Di,yes please to the draw

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your snippets card. That stamp is so happy and brings back great childhood memories.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful card - so much joy in it! This time I am playing for real :)

Glennis said...

Lovely card - yes please for the prize

Linby said...

What a wonderful card, just love the colours you used to go with that fab stamp, reminds me a bit of a Banksy. Yes please for winning it!

Carole said...

oh my after a few weeks of peering through the railings,I have entered the gates again!!...boy is it busy and noisy....looking for my mates...they must be hiding, probably behind the bike sheds...off to see..... would love to be in the draw for the prizes please!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet card! Love the stamp and die! Please include me as a Yes for the prize! Hope your training is going well!

Tina Z. said...

I hope your training is going well, Di!
Your card is so pretty, great idea with the girl!
Yes for the prize, please.
have a great weekend!